Welcome

Whitchurch village clock

Hall Bookings

3 different venues.

For Hall Bookings – click here


Cleansing

If there are any issues regarding cleansing in Whitchurch Village, please contact B&NES Council Connect on
01225 394041
councilconnect@bathnes.gov.uk.

This is the best way for B&NES to monitor areas which need clearing more often and will be acted on quickly.

Welcome to the Whitchurch Parish Council website.

Whitchurch village is a small parish of just over 500 properties and just over 1000 electors, located in Bath and North East Somerset, just south east of Bristol & west of Bath. Please use the map link to view the village location. There has been a Parish Council in the village since 1894.

Whitchurch village has a pub, primary school, playfield, cemetery, community centre, two churches and many businesses. The Parish is bisected by the busy A37 road.

This website, which has been recently refreshed, has been set up to raise the profile of Whitchurch Village and that of the Parish Council. We hope the information the website provides will be a valuable resource for all things connected with Whitchurch Village. Whether you are a resident of the village, seeking to move into the area, or just visiting the area we hope you’ll find something on this website to interest you.

We’ve included articles on how the Parish Council operates and the dates of our meetings, some of the village history and also events that we know are happening in Whitchurch in the coming months. We also provide details of a number of organisations that operate within the village. However, if there is something you think we’ve missed, do please let us know by using the feedback form and we’ll consider updating the site.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.


Latest News

Christmas Lights Switch on – Friday 2nd December 2016

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Family Bingo Night at Chew Valley School Society

Feeling luck? Come and have some fun playing bingo and winning prizes!

Chew Valley School Society are pleased to host the return of the very successful Bingo Night on Wednesday 7th December. We welcome all the family, the more the merrier!

The doors to the school hall open at 6.30pm, there is no admission charge and no need to pre–book as all bingo cards will be sold on the door.

There will be many prizes won throughout the evening and all game winners will receive fabulous luxury festive hampers. Refreshments will be sold and there are more chances to win fantastic prizes in our raffle.

This year we are raising funds for SAM learning, an outdoor shelter, Languages software and SEN resources.

Wendy Sims
Chew Valley School Society


Whitchurch Village Fete 2016 – Presentation Evening

“After a wonderful August Bank Holiday Monday, the Whitchurch Village Fete Committee was able to donate cheques to 18 local charities/organisations at their Presentation Evening at the Whitchurch Royal British Legion on November 17th. And we were treated to a demonstration by the Shaolin Wushu martial arts team who also pulled in the crowds at the Fete.
The Committee would welcome new volunteers to help at the Fete's 40th birthday next year, and any ideas/offers of special attractions - and do start growing your fruit & veg for the Flower Show – there will be classes for the biggest giant vegetables and the most unusual mis-shapen veg!”

Awards Photo Gallery 2016

Essential stabilisation works about to begin in Chew Valley

A six month project to prevent future land slips is due to start on 17 October.

The essential slope stabilisation works are taking place at Belluton Narrows on the B3130, which links Chew Magna to the A37.

Because the road is so narrow a full road closure is needed to complete the works, which are expected to continue until March 2017. While the road is closed, traffic will be diverted using the A368, south of Pensford.

The depth and angle of slope at either side of the road are very high and have led to land slips onto the road in the past, causing unplanned closures to carry out emergency repairs. A number of trees beside the carriageway are also unstable due to the ground conditions; the existing unstable trees will be removed before netting is anchored into the slope. This will enable vegetation to grow through the netting and help to bind the earth.

Have a Field Day!

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In September 2014, Whitchurch Parish Council held the first ‘Have a Field Day’ at the play–park. This was set up through the Fields in Trust organisation. – www.fieldsintrust.org and celebrates the commemoration of the Field & Play Park as a permanent & protected green space for the Community , under the Fields in Trust banner as part of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee.

Update

A great time was had by all at the third ‘Have a Field’ day held at Whitchurch Village Play Park on Saturday 9th July. It turned out to be a beautiful sunny afternoon in the end and it was fantastic to see so many people enjoying themselves. The races, organised by Matt, from Whitchurch Village Council, were a real favourite and lots of fun was had by the participant’s, young and old. It was agreed that this will be an annual event, so look out for details on the website early in 2017.


The Queen’s 90th Birthday

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Whitchurch Village again played its part by participating in this extraordinary event. Our beacon was one of about a thousand up and down the country which was lit to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday.

A big thankyou to all the volunteers who made this possible, especially the children from Whitchurch Village Primary School, who came along to sing some appropriate songs for the occasion, together with their teachers, parents and helpers.

The beacon was lit, to the singing of ‘Happy Birthday’ and a celebratory drink enjoyed by around 70 people in attendance.


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Community Clear Up/Clean for the Queen

Thirteen Volunteers turned out on Saturday 2nd April, to take part in the annual village ‘Community Clear Up’, which also coincided with the national campaign ahead of the Queen’s 90th Birthday to ‘Clean for the Queen’

Around 20 bags of rubbish were collected from pavements, footpaths and open spaces around Whitchurch Village to make the area look clean and tidy.

Refreshments were then provided in Whitchurch Community Centre, with homemade cakes donated by a local resident and much appreciated by the volunteers after all their hard work.

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Whitchurch Village Neighbourhood Plan

The Neighbourhood Plan will play a very important part in the way Whitchurch Village will be shaped over the next few years.

The last open evening was a great success, and provided a good platform to start off the process. We aim to have a further meeting in April, currently scheduled for 21st April.

We really do need YOUR help to progress the Plan, and are seeking volunteers urgently. We are looking for anyone who would be able to contribute a little bit of time & enthusiasm to help a small team of local people who are looking to bring the Plan together.

For more information, please visit the Whitchurch Village Neighbourhood Plan website :- http://www.wvnp.org.uk/home

Contacts :– Paul May on 07919047001

Or through the website http://www.wvnp.org.uk/contact-us

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The CATT bus may be able to help you.

This is a door to door service to those who are unable to access mainstream transport.

For residents in receipt of a concessionary fare card, there is no charge for travel. Residents who are not in receipt of a travel card will be charged £3.00.

Residents need to phone, 0117 377 3450 to book a seat and will be advised of a pick up time. Alternatively residents can email South Bristol Community Hospital

See leaflet for more details. Open Leaflet